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Government discourteous to bulk funded schools

Government discourteous to bulk funded schools

Thursday 24th Feb 2000
Donna Awatere Huata
Media Release -- Education

The news that the Government has not yet informed bulk funded schools of their intentions and their timetable for implementing changes to the bulk funding option is regrettable, says ACT education spokesman Donna Awatere Huata..

The Ministry of Education today confirmed in the Education and Science select committee that no letter formally informing Bulk Funded Schools that the Government intends to remove their Bulk Funding option has been sent.

"This Government has to do better than relying on the media to convey new policy to schools that will be affected by the change. While the Minister of Education announced that change will take place, he has yet to give bulk funded schools the courtesy of informing them as to his precise intentions, and his timetable for implementing them," Mrs Awatere Huata said.

"Principals are under the impression the changes would be set up in time for the year 2001. They also understood they would be consulted about the changes, but in answer to a question in select committee, Minster of Education officials today confirmed that none of the 830 boards of trustees of bulk funded schools have been consulted."

Contact Donna Awatere Huata 025570811 or Kathryn Asare 04 4706637

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